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DOE Awards $46 Million for Geothermal Projects

A federal government geothermal program based at the University of Utah has chosen 17 projects that will receive up to $46 million from the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE). The DOE on Feb. 24 said its Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) Initiative will support funding for what ...


ERCOT Board Members Resign in Wake of Blackouts

Five board members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the state’s power grid operator, on Feb. 23 announced they would resign their posts, just days after extreme winter weather left more than 4 million Texas electricity customers without power for several days. Sally ...


Texas Launches Probe of Power Companies After Blackouts

The fallout from the severe weather that crippled the power grid in Texas and other states over the past week continues, as officials grapple with what went wrong and who should be held accountable for an energy emergency that left millions without electricity. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on ...


RENEWABLE POWER Direct—February 17, 2021

POWER Magazine   Jobs   White Papers  Webinars   Events   Store   February 17, 2021 GE Turbines Will Supply Europe's Largest Onshore Wind Farm GE Renewable Energy and independent asset manager Luxcara announced an agreement to develop Europe's largest onshore ...


Texas Gov. Declares ERCOT Reform ‘Emergency’; Millions Still Without Power

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has said reforming the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is an emergency item for state legislators in the current session, as power outages continue across the state for another day due to record cold temperatures as part of a massive winter storm. The governor ...


GE Turbines Will Supply Europe’s Largest Onshore Wind Farm

GE Renewable Energy and independent asset manager Luxcara announced an agreement to develop Europe’s largest onshore wind farm, an installation that includes a 25-year full-turbine service and maintenance contract. Luxcara has begun infrastructure work on the project in Sweden. GE Renewable ...